Tuesday, 14 December 2010

December 14th 2010

It’s been a grey overcast day weather wise.
No sign of any Waxwings at the Dun Cow, Dunchurch when Chris and I had a look just before 1am and Draycote Water was again suffering from poor visibility so similar birds and numbers to yesterday apart from the addition of adult Yellow-legged Gull.
We moved on to Brandon Marsh for a coffee via Cawston and on our second attempt found 3 Waxwings feeding opposite the cottage so we parked up for better views and located 3 more in the gloom.
Bitterns had been showing earlier at Brandon Marsh but all we could manage was 2 Lesser Redpoll, Water Rail, Kingfisher, Great-spotted Woodpecker and Snipe before looking for the Short-eared Owl and after a cold 20 minute wait rewarded with a couple of flight views and a longer view perched on bush.
Received reports of a Waxwing over the Grandborough valley and 4 Waxwing in Lytham Road, Rugby today and on our way home tonight we had over 40 Winter Moths in the car headlights.


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